Well I started college like 2 months ago and they gave me my Macbook. Love it. They also gave me Adobe Creative Design Suite Premium CS4 (my own copy), so I have been a happy little design student. My wife enrolled in our college yesterday and is going for her bachelors in business management/administration. They only give the Macbooks to design students though. She has been watching me for the past 2 months learn OSX and use it, she loves it too. We are both sick to hell with Windows. I have used it for .. a decade. I am getting a much needed break. She will be getting this notebook: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4893990&CatId=2289 Hers will be coming with the Amd Turion CPU though, I think. That is if we can't talk them into giving her a macbook. Believe me we will. The HP isn't a bad laptop.. and I suppose is powerful enough for her needs. She has just seen the ease of use and stability I have grown accustomed to with mine, lol. Think I will cook her a "didn't get a Mac" dinner. LOL.